Tips on getting more traffic from Twitter

Nov 26th, 2008
I’m among millions of other bloggers who are always on the look out for new strategies to generate more traffic to their blog.

I’m among millions of other bloggers who are always on the look out for new strategies to generate more traffic to their blog but often view new tools with quiet skepticism until I actually try them out and gain some success (mostly through traffic exchanges).

I’ve don't use Twitter on a daily basis but I do update my Twitter status regularly and am convinced it’s a useful addition to my marketing arsenal.

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Twitter as a marketing tool

So how does it work for marketing?

Step 1 - Get A Huge Following

Step 2 - Write Regularly (and post your latest blog title in your Twitter dashboard)

That's it! It's really a simple two step process for using Twitter to funnel traffic to your sites.

One of the main advantages of using Twitter is that you can get others to syndicate your content for you. If you have a blog post, you can invite others to comment on it. You can also invite others to 'Digg' it on Digg.com, so you get wider exposure on the Internet, which will result in more traffic.

You can even put a link to your sales page once in a while. A few users have reported making sales this way, just by putting a simple link!

There is no doubt that Twitter is here to stay for a long time. Apart from email, it is the most responsive medium for getting instant traffic. As they say, the early bird gets the worm. Build a big Twitter following and start reaping the traffic benefits of it.

Twitter has a huge following internationally and to get idea on their members or traffic, read Twitter Web Traffic Around the World .

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Top 8 strategies to generate more traffic with Twitter

1. Create a twitter account within your EzineArticles profile

EzineArticles now has the ability to automatically syndicate your article to your Twitter account within 140 characters. Every time you submit a new article your followers will see it and can respond to it.

2. Provide sweet morsels of information to your followers

People following you on Twitter are probably interested in nuggets of information they can use immediately. Provide a quick tip to help them grow their business.

3. Start conversations

Twitter is an excellent communication medium that allows you to reply directly to someone in your niche you are following. The replies are often faster than communicating with them by email.

4. Create joint ventures with online Gurus

It’s often difficult to get an email response from online Gurus however if you follow and engage them in conversation on Twitter you have a better chance of doing a joint venture with them. The key is to build a relationship with them first and have a great product that is in high demand.

5. Build a community

Building a community means following and communicating with people in your niche and attracting others that want to follow you. People with the same interests want to gather together to share information. Your community will help you build your business instead of trying to figure out everything on your own.

6. Include links to your favorite resources

Twitter allows you to include links to your blog posts, web site or others sites. Long urls are automatically shortened. This means you can send people to a favorite article by creating an attractive headline within 140 characters then include the link to the rest of the article (or blog post). But don't expected URL or backlinks from Twitter post (or URL from profile page or Bio page) will contribute to the betterment of your page ranking. More information on No Backlink Viagra From Twitter

7. Research tool

You can enter a keyword in the search box at http://search.twitter.com/ and it will return a list of Twitter sites related to your search. You can also search on a Twitter username and it will return tweets (twitter messages) for that name.

8. Integrate (or feed) your Twitter update status to your FaceBook

Twitter has became part of a micro-app for FaceBook whereby it allow cross update of status from Twitter dashboard to FaceBook wall and vice versa. In this manner, your update are visible to your Twitter followers as well as your FaceBook's friends. More exposure mean better marketing.

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More tips on getting more traffic from Twitter

Attract more followers to your Twitter account by notifying your newsletter subscribers, placing a link on your blog, social marketing sites (such as BlogCatalog) and email messages.

Here are some tips to improve your Twitter network and pinch some traffic to your blog or website:

1] Add your twitter username as your signature when ever you send out an email. Especially when you are posting on a yahoo mailing list or Google groups.

2] Join groups on facebook where you can get followers to your account.

3] Add your twitter username to your website or blog.

4] On twitter there is an option where you can copy and paste your twitter updates to your website. So when ever you update your twitter status - automatically it will show up on your website or blog.

5] Find forum threads on the web where you can post your twitter username and get followers.

6] Make it a habit that when someone follows you - follow them in return. Other 'tweeple' will see this and they will follow you as well.

7] Add your twitter username to every profile you have on social networks.

8] Join networks on ning.com that are focused on twitter followers.

9] Start your own thread on related internet forums.

10] Where ever you are marketing your website - add your twitter username with it.

Prepared to get tweepling traffic from Twitter and and don't forget to follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/ezrich

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